Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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High-fat foods alter kids’ executive functions

Feb 9, 2017 by

After just four weeks after feeding mice high-fat foods, researchers found that the mice developed cognitive defects....

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Boys’ and girls’ brains are affected by trauma differently...

Jan 26, 2017 by

A study of the brains of boys and girls between ages 9 and 17 found that there were differences in the fold in the brain that deals with emotion and homeostatsis. The volume and surface area of the anterior circular sulcus was smaller in traumatized girls than in the control group of girls....

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Risk-taking behavior in teens caused by imbalanced brain activity...

Jan 10, 2017 by

For the first time, a new study links behavioral control and risk-taking in teens to a specific imbalance in brain function....

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Foster care raises child’s risk of ADHD

Jan 6, 2017 by

New findings published in Pediatrics have found that children who have been in foster care have a much greater risk of mental and physical health problems, including learning disabilities like ADHD, asthma, obesity and depression, compared to children who haven’t been in foster care....

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Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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